First of all I would like to wish you Happy Ramadan. The holy month has just started and everyone is looking for best dishes and recipes. That's why I am presenting you one of my favorite Samosa Recipe. It is called Potato and Meat Samosa.
Meat and potatoes are the main ingredients of these wonderful deep fried samosas. Alternatively you may use Chicken.
Ingredients of Special Ramadan Meat Samosas
- 2 large potatoes
- 1 cup thawed peas
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 1 crushed bay leaf
- 2 chopped large onions
- 1 pound ground meat
- 4 crushed cloves garlic,
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- 2 tablespoons chopped green chile peppers
- 1 quart oil for deep frying
- 1 (16 ounce) package phyllo dough
Method of Making Special Ramadan Meat SamosasGet a medium saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Stir in potatoes and peas. Cook for 15 minutes until potatoes are tender but still firm. Drain, mash together and set aside.
Get a large saucepan over medium high heat, heat the oil. Brown cumin seeds and bay leaf. Mix in onions and ground meat. Cook 5 minutes until meat is evenly brown and onions are soft. Mix in garlic, fresh ginger root. Season with black pepper, salt, cumin, coriander, turmeric, chili powder, cinnamon and cardamom. Stir in the mashed potato mixture. Remove from heat and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour, or until it gets cool.
Heat oil in a large, heavy saucepan over high heat.
Mix cilantro and green chile peppers into the potato and meat mixture. Place approximately 1 tablespoon of the mixture onto each phyllo sheet. Fold sheets into triangles, pressing edges together with moistened fingers.
In small batches, fry until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels and serve hot.